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May 18, 2011

BP Podcast

Episode 50: You Do Want To Be A Ferris Wheel!

by Kevin Goldstein

We could get all flowery with words here, but it's the one-year anniversary show, and we got Scott Boras and Jose Altuve. 'Nuff said.

Note: We do alert you to the presence of the occasional adult language and subject matter. Don't say we didn't warn you.

Up And In Episode 50: "You Do Want To Be A Ferris Wheel"

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Table Of Contents

0:00: Here's what's going down today

3:29: Here's the housekeeping

4:41: Here's the emails

  • Hijinks in the stands
  • Tornadoes let you catch up!
  • Ferris Wheel or Merry-Go-Round
  • Trading draft picks
  • Do new owners equal new scouts?
  • Delving into some scouting terms

35:42 Jose Bautista: how did this happen?

53:43 Saturday's Posada-gate with special guest Jay Jaffe (@jay_jaffe)

1:08:15 Special Guest: Scott Boras

  • How he first got involved in the draft
  • The problems with the potential of hard slots
  • Is major league baseball an adversary?
  • The draft as a loss-leader
  • Providing support services for teenage millionaires
  • Turning down potential clients, nicely
  • Agents and the NCAA
  • August 15: a day in the life
  • The reputation: Does he care?

1:29:27 Special Guest No. 2: Houston Astros 2B Jose Altuve

1:33:40 How the sausage is made: getting Altuve and Boras

1:38:31 Musical Guest: Thrice

1:40:33 What Are You Drinking?

1:41:51 Cooking With The Professor: Chicken-Fried Steak and Cincinnati Chili

1:47:51 Let's Get Emotional: Has it really been one year?

1:53:26 What's going on this week?

1:59:11 A massive note of thanks to our listeners

Music is by Thrice, all rights reserved.

Kevin Goldstein is an author of Baseball Prospectus. 
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